Genealogy in Petilia Policastro

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Petilia Policastro, you could find info about your Italian family at Registrar of Vital Statistics in the City Office or at the parishes.

Registry offices in Calabria and in Crotone province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Petilia Policastro registrar as of that date.

So, if your ancestors were in Petilia Policastro in the nineteenth or twentieth century, then you could try to contact the City Office of Petilia Policastro to know more.

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Petilia Policastro?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Petilia Policastro


Before to start your genealogy research in Petilia Policastro, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Italy and in Petilia Policastro too.

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Petilia Policastro from the Italian Unification (1861).

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Petilia Policastro. As more your surname is common in Petilia Policastro, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Petilia Policastro archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Crotone province are:
Adamo, Aiello, Arcuri, Astorino, Basile, Bevilacqua, Bruno, Caligiuri, Carvelli, Cortese, Curcio, Esposito, Fabiano, Falbo, Fazio, Ferraro, Gallo, Garofalo, Gentile, Giordano, Greco, Iaquinta, Ierardi, Le Rose, Lombardo, Macrì, Mancuso, Marino, Marrazzo, Martino, Mauro, Oliverio, Pace, Palmieri, Perri, Poerio, Pugliese, Rizza, Rizzo, Rocca, Russo, Salerno, Scalise, Schipani, Sestito, Tallarico, Vaccaro, Vona

Church archives in Crotone province may instead contain even older information, but they are far less accessible from abroad (and almost impossible by email).
Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Petilia Policastro and Crotone province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself, but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.

Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Reggio Calabria.

In any case, never give up! Probably the distance from your country and Italy, some difficulties in understanding and in translation, could complicate your search but this should not discourage you.

It’s important to plan your activities to carry on with simple goals (eg. search for a single date of birth, the name of an ancestor, the date of a marriage, etc.)

If you are interested to start or to continue your genealogy research in Petilia Policastro, or if you have questions regarding your family in Petilia Policastro, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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4 Messages to “Genealogy in Petilia Policastro”
  1. Kathleen says:

    My great grandparents arrived in New York from Petilia Policastro, Calabria on the Citta di Torino on March 17, 1903. They went to live in Boston with relative Francesco Bianco.

    Their names were Giambattista Bianco and Domenica Perri or Petri or Petra. I believe they were married in Petilia Policastro before they left.

    Since I have been unable to travel to Italy to do research, any information anyone has from there would be very helpful and very much appreciated.

    Thank you.

  2. Janice says:

    My grandparents, Sebastiano and Giuseppina Lechiara came over to Ellis Island on the Conte Rosso, May 26, 1922. I am trying to find out out anything I can about their life there in Petilia Policastro.

    Your help would be greatly appreciated.

  3. Lorenzo says:

    my grandfather was born in petilia policastro in 1895. came to america as a teen. he came with two brothers, one returned and the other stayed. their names were Franco Pace &

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